28th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020)

Call for Research, Industrial, Systems,
Demonstration, and Vision Papers

Dates: November 3-6, 2020
Seattle, Washington, USA

https://sigspatial2020.sigspatial.org



We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will consider moving the deadlines if appropriate.

Paper Submission Site: TBA

Abstract Submission: June 16, 2020 (11:59PM (PDT))

Paper Submission: June 23, 2020 (11:59PM (PDT))

Preliminary Reviews Available: July 30, 2020

Author Responses: August 3, 2020

Acceptance Notification: August 20, 2020

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2020 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020), the twenty eighth edition, will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, November 3-6, 2020. It began as a series of symposia and workshops starting in 1993 with, the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo- spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2020. As in 2019, the conference is going to have firm submission deadlines; there will be no deadline extensions. Submission of a meaningful abstract by the abstract deadline is a precondition for paper submission. The author list is considered to be final after the submission deadline and no changes are allowed for accepted papers.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cartography and Geodesy
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computer Graphics Applications
  • Computer Vision Applications
  • Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
  • Earth Observation
  • Geographic Information Retrieval
  • Geospatial Architectures and Middleware
  • GPU and Novel Hardware Solutions
  • Human Computer Interaction and Visualization
  • Image and Video Understanding
  • Location-Based Services
  • Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
  • Mobile Systems and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  • Object Tracking and RFIDs
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Photogrammetry
  • Similarity Searching
  • Spatial Analysis and Integration
  • Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data Acquisition
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
  • Spatial Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Spatial Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Spatial Data Warehousing, OLAP, and Decision Support
  • Spatial Information and Society
  • Spatial Modeling and Reasoning
  • Spatial Query Processing and Optimization
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Management
  • Spatio-Temporal Sensor Networks
  • Spatio-Temporal Stream Processing
  • Spatio-Textual Searching
  • Standardization and Interoperability
  • Storage and Indexing
  • Traffic Telematics
  • Transportation
  • Urban and Environmental Planning
  • Visual Languages and Querying
  • Web and Real-Time Applications

Paper Format

Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

Research, Systems and Industrial Experience Papers

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. In addition to regular research papers, authors are invited to submit systems papers, which focus on novel system architectures and software applications, and industrial experience papers, which describe original industrial experiences, challenges, and practical applications. For these papers, authors should append “(Systems Paper) ” or “(Industrial Paper)” to the title, respectively. Submissions are limited to 10 pages, with up to 2 additional pages to be used as an Appendix. The Appendix should only contain additional information the authors feel would be helpful to justify claims made in the paper, e.g., proofs of Lemmas and Theorems, additional experimental results to further illustrate claims from the experimental results section, etc. The Appendix must be clearly marked as such and should appear at the end of the paper after the references. However, the papers are required to be self-contained within the 10 pages. Reviewers will be instructed to treat the Appendix as optional. They can choose to read it at their own discretion, and the same is expected for the readership with respect to the accepted papers. Submissions that are longer than 10 pages without a clearly marked Appendix or longer than 12 pages with an Appendix will be administratively rejected without any technical reviews. Based on the evaluations from the reviewers, the Program Committee may recommend that certain papers are accepted as 4-page poster papers for poster presentation. Both full and poster papers will appear in the conference proceedings.

Demonstration Papers

Authors are invited to submit demo papers describing original systems for demonstration presentation at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages and “(Demo Paper)” should be appended to the title. Accepted demo papers will appear in the conference proceedings.

Vision Papers

Authors are invited to submit vision papers describing visionary ideas to be presented at the conference. Submissions are limited to 4 pages and “(Vision Paper)” should be appended to the title. Accepted vision papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Awards are expected to be provided to the first, second, and third best vision papers.

Registration and Presentation

At least one author per accepted research, systems, industrial experience, demonstration, or vision paper must register and attend the conference to present the accepted submission. Otherwise, the accepted submission will not appear in the conference proceedings or in the ACM Digital Library version of the conference proceedings.

Workshop Proposals

One-day workshops will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Workshop proposals are to be submitted in PDF format to the Workshops Chairs (call for proposals to be posted). The proceedings of the workshops will appear in the ACM Digital Library. All proposers and organizers of accepted workshops must register for the workshop or the workshop will be canceled.

ACM SIGSPATIAL Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees.

Programming Contest

The ACM SIGSPATIAL CUP 2020, with prizes, is a geospatial-focused algorithm competition.